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World Champion: Harrybbb's Niece, Christa, Takes the Win
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  Over the years, readers have followed the challenges and successes of my niece, Christa Brelsford. Today, I am happy that I can report success, and there is a lesson learned for all of us in the SMB IT Pro community experiencing “disruption” in our profession. Stick with me and think about this the next time you complain that “they took away Small Business Server.” Pic 1. Christa Brelsford won gold at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championship - Gijon (ESP) 2014 this past weekend.
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Arbor Networks Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis Gets Gold at Golden Bridge Awards
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Arbor’s Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis, which took Gold for Mobile Network Security, is designed to ensure that malicious or unwanted traffic is detected before it affects service performance and availability. It is an integrated extension of Peakflow, providing network operators unified visibility and management. “Arbor grew up working with the world’s largest, most demanding and complex network operators, the Tier 1 ISP. We understand distributed networks and have deep experience building highly scalable solutions that meet the needs of the largest operators. With Peakflow Mobile Netwo...
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Avnet and Linux Expand Availability of Popular Linux Educational Courses
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Global IT solutions distribution leader Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., today announced its Avnet Services business unit is working with the Linux Foundation to offer popular Linux courses through Avnet Academy in both online and classroom settings worldwide.
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The week that was – September 14, 2014
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  It’s been a tremendously busy week in the IT world. We’re going to start with IT Slowdown Day. You may have noticed some of your connections taking longer to load on Wednesday. This was the result of a one-day protest by many popular websites, including Mozilla, Netflix, Vimeo and our friends at AVG, who displayed a number of symbolic “loading” graphics to show you what your Internet might look like if the big Cable companies win the right to extort companies by constricting bandwidth. The goal of the protest was to encourage you to contact lawmakers and tell them to support Net Neutra...
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Win a FREE Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: Webinar - Adopting a Services-Based Model for Success
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 Why the traditional VAR model no longer is relevant How service providers are positioning themselves as the go-to source for all things IT What services every service provider must offer Webroot will be giving away one Jawbone Jambox Black Diamond (Approximate Retail Value: $179.99 USD Please refer to the terms and conditions here. If you want to be entered into the drawing, please be sure to include ALL INFORMATION on your registration.
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It’s Disaster Preparedness Month, Have You Tested Your Plan?
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  September is the Federal Emergency Management Association’s (FEMA) disaster preparedness month. This means a number of things for you and your family, but as you’re making your disaster plans for earthquakes, tornados, floods, and so forth, don’t forget about your business and any businesses you provide services to. The first question to ask yourself is this: do you have a formal, written disaster plan? If not, it’s time to make one. The first things to consider are your employees. Keeping a business running after a disaster is important, but it’s not as important as the wellbein...
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etouches and Salesforce.com Announce Strengthened Integration
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"Our Salesforce integration is simple to setup and yet extremely powerful with broad coverage of the full event lifecycle," said Shane Edmonds, chief technology officer for etouches. "We don't require complex changes to customers' Salesforce organizations such as custom objects or installed apps to manage. In most cases customers won't need a Salesforce integrator or IT support to configure and maintain the integration since the etouches platform will handle calling the appropriate Salesforce APIs when needed." With this integration, event professionals will be able to create more effective...
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Community Corner: Bigger Brains Starts Kickstarter Campaign for MSPs
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Bigger Brains recently announced that it has started a special Kickstarter campaign with three new “Brain Bites” videos aimed at helping MSPs and their clients increase productivity. Each video is 10 minutes long and the subjects released deal with Email Management, File Organization and Time Management. As a special offer for MSPs who back the Bigger Brains campaign, the company is offering a special reward for those who donate either $120 or $160 that will allow the MSP to custom-brand the course for their clients. The reason behind this campaign hits home for Bigger Brains President, Ch...
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AirWatch Introduces AirWatch AppShield, Announces MADP Providers that Interoperate with AppShield
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Enterprise Mobility Management provider Airwatch by VMware today introduced AirWatch AppShield, which allows organizations to secure data, enforce compliance policies and control the development, deployment, and security of critical business applications.
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Harry on the Road
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Our very own Harrybbb will be on the road this week! Stop by and see him in Boston, MA, and at his Beerfest in Newton, Ma tonight, and at the D&H show in Toronto later this week.
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